January 23rd, 2019
Dear Beaumont Community,
The third quarter is off to a good start. I always tell students that they start with all A’s for the new quarter. It is their job to keep it. Please encourage your students to work hard and do their best as they begin the new quarter. Please see the opportunity below to support our students as they participate in the Raise Our Voices Conference. Last year we had a group of students attend. We hope to increase student participation this year. Thank you in advance for supporting our students.
Raise Our Voices Conference Donations
This is the 2nd annual middle school conference on race. This year's conference has 4 workshops including an arts integration component and an art piece for each school to install back at their own school. The conference is a day in a half. The eight schools participating are (in alphabetical order): Beverly Cleary, Beaumont, Da vinci, Harriet Tubman, Laurelhurst, Faubion, Ockley Green, and Vernon. Funding for this conference is based on a grant from Teaching Tolerance, funds from PPS equity department, and left over funds from last year's donations. We've asked for $9,500 for the grant, $2500 from the equity department, and $500 left over from last year. If you would like to help keep this conference going strong each year, please consider giving a small donation to help the larger cause. The donations are used to help offset cost associated with lunch, substitutes, snacks, transportation, workshop presenter stipend, printing, artist, art materials, badges, journals, wristbands, high school training, location fee. We will hear whether the grant is approved by February 1st. If it is not approved, the conference will go on, however, it will lack all the bells and whistles such as lunch, arts integration, and some supplies. It will remain free to students. Any donation, no matter how small is helpful. Thank you for consideration and time, I know how often requests and donations are asked of families. Click on above link to donate online or you can send a check made out to Beverly Cleary School reference "Raise Our Voices" conference mail to: Beverly Cleary School, Attn: Rosanne Malmstrom, 1915 NE 33rd, 97212. Please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Additional important dates to put on your calendar:
1/31 Sparrows Assembly
2/13 PTA meeting 7PM
2/20 Foundation Meeting 7PM
2/21 Band Winter Concert 6:30 PM
2/22 Boys Night Out 5 PM to 8PM
2/23 Foundation Un-Auction
2/28 Site Council Meeting 4pm
Have an awesome week!
The new mascot and nickname for Franklin High School will be Lightning. The process to determine a new identity for the school was finalized Tuesday, when the Portland Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero’s recommendation.
Dear PPS Community,
We have come to the end of what has been an ambitious and groundbreaking school year at the Portland Public Schools. I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to our amazing students, their supportive families, our dedicated teachers, hardworking support staff and dynamic school and district leaders who made it all work.
This summer promises to be the biggest of the PPS bond program so far. School modernization and improvement projects will touch almost every school over the coming months with security upgrades, new roofs, asbestos remediation, new fire alarms, ADA improvements and a seismic retrofit in the works.